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June 16 key updates:
As announced last month, Laurier’s Fall 2020 courses will be delivered primarily through remote and virtual delivery. The university has since been working with academic leaders to determine how we can ensure that you have the highest quality – but also the safest – learning experience possible in the fall term:
- Each faculty has identified courses where the university plans to offer in-person instruction for Fall 2020, assuming governmental and health and safety guidelines permit us to do so. Read the full list of remote/virtual and in-person undergraduate and graduate courses organized by faculty.
- It is important to note that you will not be required to attend classes in person if you are unable to attend or feel unsafe in doing so. In these situations, you will be able to attend the class in another format (e.g. virtually), or plans will be made for you to complete the course in another term.
- Courses were selected for a possible return to in-person delivery based on established criteria; for example, many of these courses are experiential and take place off-site or are courses where learning outcomes cannot be met remotely, such as those where access to laboratories or to on-campus learning materials are required. Some courses are necessary for licensing and accreditation requirements.
- There are also several research-based graduate courses that involve individual or small-group instruction or supervision that have been identified as candidates for in-person instruction. Graduate programs taught at alternative Laurier sites such as Toronto, or with weekend classes that don’t have a large number of students on campus at the same time may also be held in person.
For students who have questions that are not addressed on the web listing, please email email@example.com. For questions specific to graduate students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You Ask. We Answer.: The university recognizes that students have many questions regarding the fall term. On June 17 we will host two virtual events to answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Can’t attend? We will share a video of these sessions on MyLearningSpace after the event. Watch your MyLaurier email for details.
- Undergraduate Students: June 17: 10 – 11 a.m.
- Graduate Students: June 17: 1 – 2 p.m.